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Posted on: August 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] The 2022 Civic Academy application period is now open

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The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Civic Academy is a program that helps build the civic capacity of the Denver region's residents. Through the seven-week course, the academy exposes participants to important regional issues like transportation, economic vitality, housing, civic engagement, and more.

Each course includes weekly three-hour sessions consisting of lectures from local subject matter experts, small-group interactions, and networking. In addition, participants develop individual action plans to put into place upon completing the academy.

Become a better educated community member by participating in this free opportunity and add your input to the 800-plus strong pool of Civic Academy alumni. Over the past decade, Civic Academy has inspired and prepared numerous alumni to serve as elected officials, and hundreds of participants have gone on to positions in public agencies or nonprofit organizations that shape Colorado’s future.

  • What: In-person, weekly classes
  • When: Tuesdays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 1, 2022, from 6pm – 9pm
  • Where: Denver Regional Council of Governments office | 1001 17th St., Denver, CO 80202.

How to apply

Apply here for the DRCOG fall 2022 Civic Academy. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 26.


DRCOG is a Council of Governments, serving as a planning organization, technical assistance provider and forum for visionary local member governments. It functions as a Regional Planning Commission per Colorado state statute and prepares the plan for the physical development of the region, known as the Metro Vision.

Learn more and apply online...
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